College of Global Liberal Arts(GLA)

After Admission

Congratulations on being offered a place at Ritsumeikan University!
This page is for the successful applicants for College of Global Liberal Arts. Once you are admitted to RU, you must complete necessary procedures following the instruction below.

Overview of Enrollment Procedures
There are two parts to complete. Please get started with PART1 immediately after admission.


Step1 Pay your Fee
Step2 Submit COE application and relevant documents by Ritsu-Mate and by post

* Step2 is applicable for Non-Japanese Students


  • Complete Online Enrollment Procedure by Ritsu-Mate
  • Submit Enrollment documents by post

All enrollment procedures must be completed during each specified period.
You will use " Ritsu-Mate" when uploading COE related documents and completing Online Enrollment Procedure.

Important Dates

Click your enrollment semester below;

Click each section below for details.

PART1 Step1

Pay your Fee

At Ritsumeikan University, fees consist of the following:

  • Admission Fee 200,000 yen
  • Tuition Fee(s)
* Miscellaneous Membership Fees are collected along with Tuition Fees. Details can be found on the Application Handbook.

Pay the Admission Fee and Tuition Fee(s) during the specified period. The University will not accept any remittance after the period in any circumstances. It is possible for students to pay the Admission Fee and Tuition Fees together within the Admission Fee payment period.

The actual amount of Tuition Fee(s) you will have to pay may differ depending on the students (if, for example, you have been awarded a scholarship).

How to check the percentage of Tuition Reduction you are honored
Type A:【Accepted to the university without any further screening】
Please check the Notification of Award enclosed in result notification package.
Type B:【Invited for Interview】
Please check in Ritsu-Mate or the Notification of Award enclosed in result notification package.

Please refer to “How to Make Payment of Fees” below for details of the actual amount you need to pay, payment methods and payment periods.

How to Make Payment of Fees
Click on the relevant link below for the tuition reduction percentage you are honored.


"Tuition Reduction Scheme"
you are honored

April 2020

N/A 20% 50% 100%

September 2020

N/A 20% 50% 100%

* Bank Transfer Information

Refund of Tuition Fee When a Student Cancels Enrollment

PART1 Step2

Submit Certificate of Eligibility (COE) application and relevant documents

  • If you have Japanese nationality, you have no procedure to complete on this step.

  • If you do not have Japanese nationality, read following. Then, choose the one of the links below which fits your current status and click.

Non-Japanese who intend to stay in Japan for an extended period of time are required to apply for a visa at a Japanese Embassy or Consulate in the country they currently reside in before traveling to Japan. In general, non-Japanese who intend to study as an international student at a Japanese university will apply for the ‘Student’ visa.

After the University confirms the payment of the necessary fees and submission of all the required documents by the deadline, Ritsumeikan University then will apply  for COE, a certificate required for a visa application, at the Immigration Services Agency on behalf of the applicant.

Choose a description which fit you and click.

If you have any question on COE and "Status of Residence", consult with Information Centers provided by Immigration Services Agency (Formerly Immigration Bureau of Japan) office and follow their instruction.
List of Information Centers:

If you are not sure what Japanese Residence Card and Special Permanent Resident Card are, refer to the following links.
  Residence Card
  Special Permanent Resident Card

* Cancellation of enrollment after applying for COE


Online Enrollment Procedure/Submit Enrollment documents

  • Complete Online Enrollment Procedure by Ritsu-Mate
  • Submit Enrollment documents by post
The student who has completed enrollment procedures PART1 have to complete PART2 during 2019/3/5 Tue.-2019/3/18 Mon. for April 2019 Enrollment / during 2019/8/27 Tue.-2019/9/9 Mon. for September 2019 Enrollment.

In February (April 2019 Enrollment) / August (September 2019 Enrollment), Enrollment Documents including COE will be sent (some of them will be downloaded from the web) to students who have completed enrollment procedures PART1.

You must fill in all of these forms accurately, provide required supporting documents and return them during the period specified. These documents should be sent by registered mail, if you live in Japan, or by courier (DHL, FedEx, OCS, etc) or registered airmail (EMS), if you live outside Japan.

To start your Enrollment Procedure click HERE


Information for University Accommodation

International Students of English-medium Undergraduate Programs are guaranteed a space in off-campus apartments or a student dormitory near the campus. Students may also choose to find accommodation on their own.

  • Policy on Handling of Personal Information
  • Contact / Submit Documents to:

    Ritsumeikan University, International Admissions Office
    Address: 56-1 Tojiin Kitamachi, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8577 (or 603-8346), Japan
    Tel: +81-75-465-8162 (Monday-Friday/ 9:00-17:30 Japan Standard Time)